yes i agree
barter is always a goer!
i use a lot of nude in my work.....and bartering has been a great assett... especially in the begining...................
my family and friends have also been extremely supportive with my art...
i am a woman and in some cases i think that probably helps...

i have found that once you have exhibited your work and have established a sound rep of how you present your nudes... and in what context ... ..people offer their services and want to pose for you....
now thats nice
corrie